Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

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The Tau Beta Pi Association

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

There are now active collegiate chapters at 257 US colleges and universities, 51 active alumni chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 640,143.

The general government of The Tau Beta Pi Association Inc., is vested in the Convention and the Executive Council in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws. The Convention and the Executive Council have control of all matters and affairs pertaining to the Association as a whole, but may not interfere with the internal affairs of any chapter, except in matters of discipline.

The Executive Council is a group of alumni members elected by the Convention to lead the Association, under the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws and the Acts of the Convention. It guides the programs of Tau Beta Pi through a full-time Executive Director, whose offices at the University of Tennessee are the Headquarters of the Association, and other Association Officials whom it appoints. All actions taken by the Council or the Association Officials are reported back to the Convention.

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